The History of Fasting
Fasting has been a part of human history for at least seven millennia and practiced by ancestors all around the globe. The history of fasting is rich and much has been forgotten. It’s recent rediscovery and popularity in the last several years is already proving it to be a useful tool in balance our modern lifestyle.
Below we share a glimpse into fasting’s tremendous history first in a 3-part video series and then in more detail with a robust timeline. Believing that this will be of benefit to both those just discovering fasting as well as long-time fasters.
As obesity, diabetes, and other inflammation and insulin-related chronic disease rates have dramatically risen in the United States in the last 50 years, it is crucial that we remember our ancient fasting techniques that have proven their effectiveness and versatility throughout time.